Feature Series

The Agony of Africa (November-December 1999)

In 1999, Mark Schoofs wrote an 8-part series on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa for the Village Voice. The series won a Pulitzer prize for international reporting. Also read an interview with Schoofs by Henk Rossouw.

Part 1: The Virus Creates a Generation of Orphans

Part 2: A Tale of Two Brothers

Part 3: Africa Responds: Bereft of medicine and money, traditional cultures mobilize in a new way.

Part 4: The Virus the past and the future

Part 5: Death and the second sex

Part 6: Ending the epidemic

Part 7: Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid; South Africa Acts Up

Part 8: Treating AIDS Without Money - Use What You Have


A Fall of Sparrows (2003)

A Fall of Sparrows, written by Nalisha Kalideen and published in The Star, is a three-part series on the lives of two women living in a hospice.

It won aMondi Newspaper Award for Feature Writing in 2003. Also see Research and Events for research on this piece.

A Fall of Sparrows (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3)


Wits Journalism Anova Health

The project is jointly managed by the Anova Health Institute and the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, and supported by the Health Communication Partnership based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centre for Communication Programmes and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the United States Agency for International Development under terms of Award No. JH/HESA-02-05.